Icy roadways, bridges remain dangerous for travel

Published 9:55 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NATCHEZ — Local law enforcement officials continue urging residents to stay off roadways and bridges because of icy road conditions.

Click here for a list of weather-related closures for Wednesday

Various roadways and bridges remain closed Tuesday night until further notice:

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• Eastbound lanes of the Mississippi River Bridge

• Flyover bridge at the intersection of U.S. 61 and Lynda Lee Drive

• U.S. 61 South past Natchez city limits

• Silver Street

• D.A. Biglane Street

• Roth Hill

• Learned’s Mill Road

• Travel on the Natchez Parkway south of I-20 (near milepost 87, near Clinton) is not recommended.

• U.S. 61 from north of St. Francisville to the Mississippi state line

Natchez Police Chief Danny White said officers would be stationed near the west bound bridge and other places across the city to alert motorists of the dangerous conditions of the roadways.

“Precautions should be taken on all streets,” White said. “We’re trying to warn people and let them know they should drive cautiously because these roads are slippery.”

Vidalia Police Chief Arthur Lewis said conditions on all Vidalia streets have become too dangerous and should be used for emergency travel only.

Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield issued a curfew for all non-emergency travel until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Mississippi Department of Transportation crews are monitoring the state’s interstates and highways, and motorists are encouraged to stay off roadways affected by winter weather.

Louisiana State Police urged motorists to drive responsibly and to be prepared for uncertain driving conditions.

Anyone with information regarding weather-related closures, please email newsroom@natchezdemocrat.com